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of the damage left behind from monday's storms >> the rain is welcomed in maryland in the powerful storms that hit yesterday afternoon. >> damage was sporadic with trees down. thunderstorms ripped through yesterday afternoon, for those hit hardest. >> water pouring down. it was hell >> the water was running down. >> reporter: it wasn't the rain. >> you heard this big boom and it sounded like a cannon going off. but it wasn't a cannon going off, it was lightening hitting the tree and the tree falling. >> reporter: lines were still hot and they're urging people to treat any line as dangerous. lightning caused one house fire >> the smoke from the vent in the middle and all of a sudden the fire started and the corner and that was it >> trees and heavy limbs fell. but no reports of injuries >> as bad as it is, power went out, we are grateful that no one got hurt. >> reporter: they continue to restore power down from a high of 50 homes and businesses without electricity. >> stay with us for first-warning weather coverage. for updates and live radar, log onto wjz.com any time >>> a maryland gir
>>> seismic shock. an earthquake rocks maryland, shaking many people out of the sound sleep. hi, everybody. i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. wjz has more on this event. tim williams has more on the actual quake. but we begin with alex demetrick, who spoke with people who experienced it this morning. >> well, it was small, as earthquakes go. but it was still large enough to set a record in maryland and press some nerves on edge. >>> baltimore is a long way from earthquake country. but the city shook. >> the dog woke me up, wining -- whining and crying. and then the earthquake happened. shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. but then after it happened, she hopped right back up in bed and with the went back to sleep. >> reporter: a state seismograph picked up the quake. >> a small earthquake. but as far as maryland goes, it's something that's a little stronger than we've experienced in recent past. most of the earthquakes are running from a sort of magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> centered between rockville, and lees
you maryland's most powerful radar and the biggest problem is crossing over into delaware as of now. we still have a couple lingering showers around the chestertown area, churchhill, and all of this is sliding off to the north and east. things are going to look up. we have a temperature now into annapolis coming in at 73 degrees and by this afternoon, i'm forecasting a high around 87 degrees with showers and thunderstorms and back into the picture. okay, let's talk about the traffic now. good morning, kim. >> good morning. for everyone getting that early start, headed towards the dc metro area. 95 is looking good. if you are traveling to montgomery county, no problems on route 29, headed towards 495. as we look at our area around the baltimore metro, that's frederick road. traffic flowing freely. traffic doing okay around the area. no other issues on any other big roadways. here it is on the northwest side, moving at a very nice pace. 795 looking good as well. as we look at the maps, really just one incident at this time. that's going to be out in mount arie. route 144 closed in bo
as a juvenile in the death of maryland juvenile employee. prosecutors want to try him as an adult. his family is found outside the building at the youth facility, at the county. lawmakers have criticized the state department's juvenile services for the handling of the case. >>> taken most of the heat out of the arizona's controversial law, at least for now. tomorrow, the law will go into force. our judge brock, some of the laws' controversial elements. out for now, the officers' requirements to check the immigration status and immigrant's requirements to carry their papers at all times. the judge says the elements should be put on hold and for the courts to resolve the issues. it's a major change in the region that ramped up for the law. police are ready to start jailing the violators, up to holding immigrants arrested without papers. protesters were out in force on what was seen as racial profiling. >> couldn't commit any more wrong. i think with my family here. >> it's a crime to be here illegally. everybody should enforce the crime in the interior of the united states including arizona. >>
and northeast now. most of us moving toward the northeast maryland area. from elkton down toward the eastern sections of the county. another batch toward the city now. much lighter down from jacksonville to the dundalk area. and another heavier area, from annapolis to southern maryland. that's where heavy activity is. you folks down there may see gusty winds. very, very heavy rain. and dangerous lightning as well in the next 30 to 40 minutes. bernadette has a look at rainfall coming this afternoon. >>> the biggest thing we've seen with this is the heaviest amount of rain. and in such a short period of time. >>> north of baltimore, 1.77 inches. tv hill, 1.62. crofton, over an inch. no -- millersville, just over an inch. and it was cutting into eastern parts of howard county to northern parts of anne arundel county. elsewhere, we see some rain, but not nearly these amounts. we'll have the forecast coming up. >> bernadette, thank you. >>> the storm has already knocked out power to more than 20,000 bge customers. wjz checked with bge just a few minutes ago. over 7900 customers are without power.
at any time. >> reporter: for 23 days in 2002, dc, maryland and virginia were paralyzed by fear of the d.c. snipers. 13 people shot, 10 died. john muhammad master minded the killings. the trigger man, now 23-year- old malvell is speaking to william shatner for a new tv series. he says there were more than two others in on the murderous plans but they backed up. >> there were supposed to be three to four snipers. in this way you could do a lot more damage. >> there were grander plans to kill more people. >> he came out and shot me with a .22 handgun. >> shatner told wjz he doesn't know whether to believe malvo if there were more coconspirators. >> i got the greatest insight of what was in muhammad's mind. i don't think lee knows either. all he knows is the stories that muhammad told him. >> reporter: this phone interview reveals malvo contradicts himself. they were never able to confirm that any of the coconspirators were out there. >>> malvo is serving a life sentence. the show aftermath will air another special on the dc snipers next month. >>> remnants of an amazing archaeological disc
over maryland when a 3.6 earthquake rumbled over the state. >> i thought it was a truck that went by. >> i thought it was a freight train. >> that's surprising it was actually an earthquake. that's ridiculous. >> reporter: it's certainly unusual. seismographs caught itself size and duration. >> and the wiggles went on for some, one, two, about three minutes before it quieted down completely. >> very small earthquake. but as far as maryland goes it's something we've experienced in the recent past. most of the earthquakes are running the sort of magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> reporter: they placed the jail three miles deep. it showed up on the maryland science center field earthquake count. and in reports from pet owners. some of them got an early warning. >> a dog woke me up, whining and crying and pacing around the bedroom. then the earthquake happened. it shook the bed. and i couldn't figure out what that was. i never experienced an earthquake before. >> the cause may affect the last ice age which the quake vanished. >> it was some 20,000 years ago. >> the crust is still kind of readjus
central maryland, central maryland, west central maryland. and will probably start here in the city around 7:00, 8:00. and there can be heavy downpours as well. bernadette takes a look at this with me. >> as you heard, that means there is a flash flood watch in effect. it continues until late tonight. from all of the d.c. area, straight up through the baltimore metro area. and we expect some heavier rounds of rain out of what is coming our way. we'll have that forecast coming up. >> first warning weather coverage continues now with alex demetrick, with more on the cleanup that is still going on from last night's storms. >> reporter: vic, trees and utility lines were no march for what much of this storm that blasted through much of maryland yesterday evening. >> reporter: chainsaws roared to life from anne arundel county, north of baltimore county, finishing up what nature started, when powerful storms tore through much of the state. for those hit hardest, it was -- >> hell and water pouring down. it was hell. >> reporter: but it wasn't the rain tearing trees apart. it was lightning and win
.26 earthquake that hit maryland this morning. the quake was centered around the germantown area and felt all through the purple and the beyond. the people who heard and fell the heaviest disruption is in the purple. >> however, we've had e-mails from every area. whether it's rising sun or dayton. we've had, well, conversations and e-mails with every county around the metro. >> this was pretty good. the main thing is, it shook for ten seconds and it sounded and felt like [low audio] >> glenwood was to the north and west of that. we have to thank you for e- mailing us. >> this was your story, well done. >> you helped us to be on top of it >>> it's been three months an bp's now halted the oil leak in the gulf with the 75-ton containment cap. take a live look at the gulf right now. you can see, nothing's flowing from the well head and as tara mergener reports, everyone's hoping that will stay the same. >> reporter: bp's latest fix appears to be doing its job for now. >> everyone feels like we've begun to turn a corner. >> reporter: thursday, they managed to block the flow of the oil with a tight
will have to pay for the cost of a promenade. >>> for the 13th straight year the maryland lottery is reporting record sales. it made $16.5 million more than the previous fiscal year and the second highest return in the history of maryland. >> some of the money goes out to people who play. >> a little bit. >>> still ahead, an nba star arrested in maryland. what police found when they fond him. >>> i'm ron matz at poor five -- pier five. he'll have the story coming up. >>> warm weather returns. the updated forecast with bob coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> the vatican issued new guidelines to priests in an effort to deal with the ongoing sex abuse scandal in the catholic church. >> reporter: the vatican rewrote their rules on priests who abuse children. >> it gives the signal that we're very, very serious in our commitment to promote safe environments and our add yacht re-- an adequate respoons to abuse. >> reporter: it extends the statute of limitations for reporting a crime until a victim's 38th birthday. victims sea the rules are -- victims say the rules are just window dressing. as a
around maryland tonight, as the possibility of more rain lingers. a live look outside shows us a flash flood watch is set to go in effect in less than an hour for the baltimore area. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and bernadette woods are tracking live doppler radar. >> we do have the storms. all of that stuff is moving off to the east/northeast. and anywhere between 17 and 22 miles an hour. there you see a lot of activity, or all across allegheny and garrett county and neighboring counties. and across virginia and west virginia. west of washington, is headed for our region. one shower did fall right over ocean city there. there you see it just on the north of the delaware-maryland line. around the baltimore region. running away a little longer. probably maybe 6 to 7 to 8. because of the rain coming and the rain we just had yesterday, we have a flash flood watch in effect, which will go into effect at 6:00 tonight for the entire region. d.c. suburbs, through the baltimore region, up towards philadelphia, jersey, and the southern portions of pennsylvania as we
the maryland science center's global earthquake count. and in reports from pet owners. some of them got up early in the morning. >> a dog woke me up, whining and crying. then the earthquake happened. it shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. >> the cause may be the last. when the wake from the mile high eye icesheet vanished. >> even though it's some 20,000 years ago, the crust is still readjusting. so it's tweaking a little once in a while. >> reporter: those highest up would have felt it worst. but it was too early for work. checks were made for damage around the state. >> we've identified no serious structural damage. but we are doing a number of things. of course, we've checked in with calvert cliffs. and calvert cliffs appears to be fine. we are sending inspectors out to bridges, especially the most heavily traveled bridges. >> reporter: as for aftershocks, they'll be so small, maybe only dogs will feel them. >> reporter: in fact, only one aftershock may have just happened. maybe just a few minutes after the main quake. it went
the situation in uganda. a bomb injured a teen from maryland. she was on a mission trip with her church. . >> reporter: vick, emily kerstetter's is stable, she called home, shared laughs with family and friends. but the family spokesman says even though she is good spirits she has a very long road to recovery. emily kerstetter's' recovery is far from over with more surgeries scheduled and new health dangers for the 16-year- old who was injured in a terrorist bombing in uganda. a spokesman woman shared the latest on her condition. >> she had a blood clot in her vein, in her leg. they scheduled her for another test to see what her oh vains were doing. >> she spoke to em expem said she the in good spirits. >> she doesn't remember anything from the explosion which i think is good. >> the leader remembers the aftermath, writing i touched my own face and head because i could taste blood and felt warm liquid which i assumed was blood. i had no idea what happened. as people were screaming and moaning i know the thought flashed through my head, bombs. it was a flash of a finger and a blink of a
. spotlight on maryland weather in about 8 minutes. i got that right today. >> reporter: we've been following an early morning traffic alert for you. weather impacting our roads this morning. we're taking a live shot here. the east highway is closed in both directions between joans mill road and connecticut. the way to get around it if you're headed westbound use connecticut at joans bridge road. take that to joans mill and that will get you back on the east highway. all of this is posted at wusa9.com. moving the shot over into arlington. that's where we have a tree that knocked down some wire. another weather related problem out here on north military road. the road is closed at 31st but happy to report you can take north pollard street of to 30th to get around it. also take note that traffic lights could be out. 66 headed eastbound. your delay is stretching from the fairfax county parkway from 123. thank you to an earlier accident. you're looking great up toward 66. not the case if you're on the outer loop in maryland because things are starting to drop speed between university over to geor
on the driver at the scene. >>> the maryland victim of the terrorist attack in uganda is in a hospital where show was flown for treatment. mike hellgren has more. >> reporter: her uncle says having her patients by her side has greatly lifted emily's spirits. classmates of emily kersetter held a prayer of support for the 16-year-old yesterday who's undergoing another surgical red your -- procedure today as she recovers from severe injuries including her legs being shattered. she had been doing missionary work with imoff verred -- impoverished children in africa. at the church in delaware, family and friends held a memorial service for the only american killed in the same suicide blast. his brother -- >> his life ended too early but we look at the few years god gave him. we're humble he was used in such a way. >> reporter: the group called al shabaab is reportedly planning more attacks. more than 70 people were killed and dozens more were wounded including five other missionaries with emily kersetter's group. this was the group's first terror attack outside of somali. the fbi is helping with s
got ourselves more heat and more humidity and a few more showers popping up right now. maryland's most powerful doppler and we're highlighting north sections of gaithersburg where they have a shower pushing through it may find its way into the border of southern carroll and north howard county along the i-70 stretch. we'll track that for you. and some clouds being thrown out ahead of those showers. and more back into the mountains. 77 right now that is the temperature in baltimore, 57 easton. it feels like the low zeros with the heat index and we're going through 93 and more big storms pop up this afternoon and this evening. 6:31 and to the roads with kim. >>> we're quiet so far. and no accidents to let you know about. that is always good news. that is the best thing that you want to hear as you head out the door. you see traffic flowing freeley march every where this is the inner an outer are loop no problems i-70. a little more building volume there. and we which can our maps and drive times this morning, no problems on 95 either. we're still dealing with a malfunctioning traffic lig
it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> community outrage. hundreds gather to demand a crack down on violence after a murder of a hopkins researcher. why people are angry and the steps being taken to prevent another tragedy. hello, everyone, i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. murder has -- many are asking how it's possible that two repeat offenders were walking the streets of baltimore that night. live at the murder scene, kelly mcpherson spoke with city leaders about how the tragedy could have been avoided. >> this is where mckaren died and this is where hundreds gathered to figure out how this tragedy may be prevented again in the future. stephen mckaren was robbed and stabbed to death. his murder is resonating with the entire city. many say they are fed up with repeat offenders. the suspects have violent criminal records. wagner violated his probation 4 times but each time avoided going back to jail. he was caught on camera robbing a man, but escaped prosecution when the victim. >> at least a hundred people showed up to this meeting. bu
it was like a >>> the maryland geological survey's website lists the strongest confirmed tremor in maryland was a 3.1 in hancock out in washington county. we are live in northeast baltimore where they have seen it all this week. >> reporter: well, you know, we were fortunate, i mean, as rare as that earthquake was, it was not particularly strong relative to what earthquakes can do, but, still, the reports coming in out of montgomery county, a 3.6. abc 2 was the first on the air to report that quake, but no damage out here from the quake. the hot weather has really helped things out out here. we have really stepped on the gas. 2:00 p.m. is crunch time, we have 24 hours to go. the crews are continuing to work around the clock to get this project done. the rain was a set back and today's quake could have pushed the project back even further. here's more. >> reporter: the rain is gone, but something happened this morning that could have put the project behind even further. >> we were the first ones to bring this to you, there was an earthquake in maryland. >> reporter: you probably heard about
and in to western maryland now. let's switch to doppler real quick. southern pennsylvania, western maryland we have light showers at the moment. this is the line we will watch. back on the computer, temperatures are running at 80, a warm muggy morning. some 70s out there. cumberland you are the warm spot at 81. looking at the day at a glance, 84 by 9:00. 90 by noon. mostly cloudy and showers and storms by then. upper 80s for 5:00 as the showers and storms pull away. some of the storms, especially south, could be strong to severe. patranya bhoolsuwan is watching the roads. >> as you heard howard said scattered showers later on today but the road is right now dry. in and out of the beltway no major problems reported. just the traffic lights are out in montgomery county. let's switch to the live camera. 95 north no problems. on the beltway in virginia between braddock and i-66 as we switch over. no big problems on the west side of the beltway. good morning, maryland. on i-270 this morning heading down south from father hurley to split no problems, as well. and 95 and bw parkway as we
to politicians in the state of maryland to come here? >> this is a huge deal. it, frankly, should be a holiday. because everybody is down here. >> crabs or clams? what are you looking for? >> i'm looking for crabs. >> reporter: governor o'malley, in a tight race for re- election, finds himself in a mob of supportirs. >> cominger-- supporters. >> coming here is one of the rites of summer. it's great to be able to be here with the lieutenant governor and so many friends. and we're excited about this campaign. >> reporter: one of the most interesting things about this event is how the crowds break into groups of caucuses. you have the o'malley group there. and back here, the front runner in the republican governor's race, bob ehrlich. >> most people have no question that you're going to win the eastern shore. but the question on whether or not you can actually get these people motivated to turn out to vote. what do you have to do? >> our folks are really motivated. they've dealt with four years of martin o'malley. martin o'malley is not what they want, on the shores, particularly. >> reporter: go
in uganda. a 16-year-old is scheduled for surgery to repair her leg. >> reporter: the maryland teen injured in the terrorist attack is with the missionaries from this church in pennsylvania. they're praying for her quick recovery. the suicide bombing at this restaurant injured this 16-year- old from howard county and six other missionaries traveling with her grandmother's church in pennsylvania. >> i'm thankful to be alive. because, if i was sitting two seats to the left, i would have lost my life. >> faith kept the congregation together and they plan to continue the work in uganda. >> we see what happens when evil is so prevalent that danger lurks. we have to face that. >> reporter: this church member's son also suffered injuries in the explosions. >> he had a hole in his leg and you could see the bone and he couldn't see out of his left eye. >> the phones are ringing constantly and folks around the country are sending e-mails to us offering prayers and encouragement. >> reporter: members of the group could have come home days earlier, but chose to stay. >> that says something about the ge
now, it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> i'm kye jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. the thunderstorms rumbling across maryland dumping a considerable amount of rain. we caught the downpours coming down a few minutes ago. the storms are heavier with thunder and lightning and others are getting some rain. first warning weather coverage, bob turk tracking the radar, we'll start with bob >> some of the heaviest rain you will see happened this afternoon. looking at radar, we have a batch of activity, it was moving east and northeast. just north of bel-air, and another batch over the city, towards chase, another batch now finally clearing the southern area, that's going to affect the city and still looking for a possible heavy downpour, dangerous lightning. >>> with this line, the heaviest threat is the rain. even with the extreatment heat last week, they were in the upper 50s to low 60s. it's much more muggy with more moisture. when we get the thunderstorms, there's a lot of rain coming out of the thunderstorms. that's what we're seeing we could see flooding. we w
of central maryland. we're talking about el cot city right now, and i want to take you a little bit closer here and show you what we're seeing. as we zoom in tighter here, this is the primary area of concern. and i'm going to take the looping function here and change that so we just get the very end of the loop and show you where the storm is now. again, primarily rambles town south into wood lawn, the most dangerous part of the storm here would be right on the southern edge of it. so just north of ellicott city. so this is the area of greatest concern. again, a rare tornado warning. doesn't mean we have one on the ground. it means the potential is there this storm could spawn a tornadoic event here, so we're going to be keeping a close eye on that with maryland's most powerful radar. this warning up is through the rest of the area here. definitely want to take cover until the storm passes. one last look at it here on the radar picture, you can see where the storm is moving steady from west to east. we will have more on this storm and a look at your forecast coming up. >>> a maryland depar
him of violating maryland's wire tap law. >> the trooper asked him if he was recording. and he said no. >> you shouldn't be pross cuted for videotaping. >>> when a policeman arrests someone, that's a public act. >>> i've got letters from delegates. saying, take a look at this. >>> to get a better reading, ask the attorney general's office for advice. it may not locally require any electronics. >>> it also advises that the conversation is not likely to be considered a private. >> there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in those circumstances. >>> if you're going to have a law on the books, i'm going to go forward. >>> violating maryland's wire tap laws comes with fines. >>> a rough commute home for drivers. sky eye chopper 13 was over perry hall. a truck struck the front of the car and tipped over. one person had to be rescued. no word on the extent of that more person's injuries. but the road was shut down as police investigated. >>> an accident caused that road to be shut down for a period of time. at least eight people were involved in that wreck. one person had minor injuries.
on maryland's traffic. is it maryland. >> it is maryland coming up. >> i do that in seven minutes. you do traffic. >> all right. thank you. right now focus on dc because that's where we have a main tieup. this is an ongoing construction project on 16th street and crescent place. this will take place throughout friday. we are talking 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. where you are losing a couple of lanes in both directions and not going to be able to part going southbound because of the work zone. moving to the outer loop in maryland. the delay is setting in and it is growing from colesville road to georgia avenue. our next stop takes us back to the realtime graphics and route 4, route 5 and 301 obviously in the dark. there we go. we will zoom in and show you the traffic is doing fine out here. green cars are telling us everything is moving at speed. 395 northbound, more drivers are hitting the road past duke street to the pentagon. overall still clear crossing the 14th street bridge and 95 before this in virginia going northbound slowing down between the prince william parkway and 123 and again fai
captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: >>> deadly weather. maryland's extreme heat claims four victims as temperatures soar into record territory. >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. i'm adam may. much of maryland spent the day under an excessive heat warning, and it's not going to be better tomorrow. people ventured outside after the temperatures dropped a little bit. a lot of people went outside grabbing ice cream to stay cool. it is still hot and very humid. conditions are expect heed to continue through the weekend. suzanne collins has the latest on a young man who died in the intense heat. first, a look at the record breaking temperatures today. >> we do still have a heat advisory in effect for a lot of the region. that continues until 8:00 tomorrow evening. we have lost the excessive heat warning but it is still hot. we topped out today 100 degrees. we started out the day at a very warm 82, and it is still 90 degrees outside. when you factor in the humidity it feels like 97. it's still feeling like 102 in d.c. we want to show you just off
the camera and get to the streets. >> reporter: 52% of marylanders surveyed call it the biggest issue. >> what a governor can do about dropping the economy is practically nothing. >> reporter: ehrlich leads by 15% in the suburbs. we asked voters about that. >> governor ehrlich's support is not as strong as previous republicans, is that something you can elaborate on. >> we're campaigning in all the state. >> governor o' malley is not what they want. we feel good about the shore, about turn out. >> reporter: in a statement governor e, hrlich says he believes the race will be close to the end. and governor o' malley agrees. he says it'll be like a game of ping-pong till the day. >> the polls show that ehrlich has a lead among male voters, and o' malley has a lead among female voters. >>> and the waterfront hotel was forced to close its doors last night after a water pipe ruptured. forcing a thousand guests to quickly evacuate. >> reporter: managers say the baltimore marriot waterfront will be open for business early tomorrow morning . baltimore's trendy waterfront hotel was water logged
morning maryland. >>> all right, 6:40. we have cloudy skies and is muggy at 78 degrees. winds beginning to push out of the southwest. currently measured at calm. there's a frontal boundary to our north that will spawn showers around lunchtime. we'll talk about the weekend coming up. let's see what's happening on the roads with kim. >> this morning's early part of the rush hour is off to a good start. i'll let you know where and how it will affect you in addition to your travel times in just a few minutes. megan and jamie, back to you. >> it's news to go time. coming up next, it was supposed to be a routine neighborhood cop walk. >> took a whole new meaning. >> emotions ran high as they took to the streets where a hopkins researcher was stabbed to death. why some say he should have never been murdered and why they are blaming the city's top prosecutor. >> plus the latest on a baby that was tossed out a window and survived. her mother's reaction at the hospital. >>> and a story that warns you to be careful if you try to meet your internet friends in person. >> plus, baltimore is num
of a big rally in washington today. but right now we begin our focus on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >>> good morning. we are looking similar to the last few days in maryland where it is hot and sticky with more thunderstorms here and there, especially this afternoon. looking at things this morning relatively quiet. western maryland seeing a couple of showers this morning. as we start in the 60s and 70s and will climb to the 80-degree mark or so by 9:00 a.m. through midday, the chance of thunderstorms start to increase from west to east to the lunch hour. well though the 80s to 90s. highs topping out low 90s in spots this afternoon with a threat of a thunderstorm or two. >>> a couple of cameras focusing on maryland traffic. we begin with a live shot at quince orchard and clopper road. drivers are stopped at the light. overall no problems to report out this way. as we shift things over to georgia avenue and viersmill looks like the same situation. nice and quiet. and finally all aboard, we are flying over 50 westbound from the bay bridge to bowie toward washington. loo
12 times outside a mt. vernon night club. >>> a maryland teenager finds herself at the center of a terrorist attack while watching the world cup in uganda. kelly mcpherson has more on the survivor. >> reporter: a maryland teen on a church mission trip with her grandmother sat in the croid watching the -- crowd, watching the world cup when the bomb exploded. >> they were having lunch whennette blast lappenned -- happened. >> reporter: emily kersetter is getting treatment for the attack. >> felt like i was asleep and was dreaming. then i realized my leg was bleeding. >> reporter: kersetter is a junior at mt. de sales academy. recently she wrote about her upcoming trip. >> she was most excited about helping others. >> reporter: a group with lirchs to -- links to al qaeda have claimed responsible. it killed a man who attend the university of delaware. they are continue -- determined to continue their work in uganda. >> i have to go back and see all of my friends. >> god is bigger than evil. >> i am thankful to be alive because if i was sitting two seats to the left, i would have l
on the maryland governor's race. martin o'malley was touting new jobs in baltimore. the company's ceo says he plans to vote for o'malley, giving the governor high marks for helping his business grow. >> we have made tough decisions as a people and state to safeguard our children's future and expand opportunities. >> the race is heating up. real clear politics calls it a dead heat. >> where are you miss stepping? >> that is also where it stood on the eve of the race of four years ago. m o'malley says voters are hurting under the recession, but maryland has done better than most dates he says. held on to our job base better than for other states. >> it is about jobs, jobs, jobs, and jobs. back on the campaign trail, ehrlich admits he got fired by voters in 2002. he attributes that to problems in washington. today, he insists he is the better candidate. >> that is the message that is going to surround the states, the region, the world. >> he cites things like the so- called walmart cap and regulators he accuses of acting too much like sheriffs. >> what are they doing? this does not help people.
. the forecast is minutes away. >>> breaking news out of oxon hill, maryland. the inner loop of the beltway is closed because of a deadly accident these are live pictures of the back up near st. barnabas road. at this point, no word on when the inner loop will open, but we will keep you posted. >>> coming up, a local doctor is missing. it might have something to do with what a patient said he did behind closed doors. >> a woman is suing a major airline, trying to force them to return $20. >> new fears the cap over the gulf oil well may not hold. >> next, extra friends. gulf oil well may not hold. >> next, extra friends. >>> if you are on facebook, you are not alone. >> as of today, you may have 500 million new friends. half a billion? >> it is half the people. -- is lot of people. one in 14 is using facebook right now. how much time we're spending on it is daunting. >> probably half an hour. >> some people wake up to it, and it is the last thing they do before going to bed. as of today, more than five under million people are around the world are using facebook to keep in touch with friends
. >> the damage is far and wide and no place was harder hit than the maryland suburbs. >> well, i was driving and i saw the tree fall and i slammed on the brakes and apparently, it fell and hit my car. it missed my by 3 inches. it was windy and it was pouring rain. i'm so lucky, i'm trying not to look at the dent in the car that's far from where i was sitting. >> reporter: the great grapes wine festival was interrupted and one was carried out on a stretcher. the storm moved in quickly and caught many by surprise. >> i was laying by the pool and it looked like a storm coming. >> i could see the trees all coming down and then, small stuff was that way and these were just coming down one after the other. >> reporter: a strong stone chimney was also that stopped this tree from crushing the house. >> it was scary. >> reporter: we checked in and the restoration process could take several days. and the bge customers, 38,000 are still in the dark. 're live downtown. >>> thank you, weijia. stay with us, when ever severe weather hits, we'll have a live look at the radars and the latest on watches and w
at maryland weather in eight minutes. and right now traffic with angie. >>> we-related issues we are waking up to this morning. hope you are off to a great start. a downed tree in potomac as we sam in. it is in the roadway. it is taking away glen road. and we hear it will be out there throughout the morning rush hour. moving the scene over to the rockville area and bethesda, i want you to know we have downed wires causing traffic lights to be on flash. you want to treat it as a four- way stop. the same situation in reston, virginia where we have downed too and wires. it will be like that until 8 a.m. follow police direction. back to you. >>> thank you, angie. >>> there appears to be growing tension between b.p. and the federal government over what to do next with a broken well in the gulf of mexico. b.p. wants to keep the containment cap in place. the government scientist apparently discovered a seat that has federal officials very concerned. kristin fisher is live in the satellite center with more. good morning. >>> good morning, andrea. a great deal of confusion in the gulf this morning. b.p
and treatment programs. >>> before long parents will be thinking about back-to-school shopping and maryland is offering a tax free week. tax free items can't cost more than $100. among clothings not subject to taxes are pants, shirts, shoes and pajamas. >>> lindsay lohan surrendered to the court and began her jail sentence for violating probation. we have the report from outside the press son in los angeles. >> reporter: a crush of cameras and frenzied fans greeted lindsay lohan's entrance at beverly hills court this morning. her arrival at a lynwood jail was a smaller key. >> as with any inmate, ms. lohan was treated just like any other. obviously, this crowd is a little different. >> reporter: this isn't the first time lohan has been at the lynwood sentence. shower served 84 muds for -- minutes for a dwi. this time the sentence is nod -- 90. the 24-year-old apparently consulted with celebrity lawyer robert shapiro just days ago. while many think jail is what the once rising star needs to clean up drug and alcohol problems, her father does not. >> michael spent the day praying for his daug
in the future and provide a better infrastructure. we want to head north to germantown, maryland where bruce leshan is standing by where the epicenter hit. >> scientists -- scientists there probably told you 300 million years ago this neighborhood was probably a fairly active earthquake zone. at that point two tectonic plates were colliding with each over and they drove up the appalachian mountains which at that point were higher than the himalayas but they have worn down considerably now and all of that earth from the mountains covers these ancient faults that are deep underground here, considerably weakened. >> three seconds you will see it shaking. >> surveillance cameras at euro motors caught a shaking at precisely the time the earthquake hit. >> this is $140,000 mercedes. >> ouch. you are glad there wasn't anything more. >> nothing here. >> the boss may have been worried about the car but that's the last thing on the mind of the salesman desmond and his wife. >> i said what's shaking the house like that. >> the couple was worried the shaking was from someone trying to break in the back
. that investigation is ongoing. >>> and a maryland state trooper lands in the hospital after his vehicle was struck along the side of the interstate. the trooper stopped to help a disabled vehicle on northbound 87 near benfield boulevard. that's when police say a speeding vehicle smashed right into the cruiser. the car burst into flames, the operator 35-year-old rene dwellen suffered broken legs. alcohol is suspected to be a factor in that crash. >>> well the heat just does not seem to be letting up in maryland. you can see people there with ice cream and cold drinks on their hands. paramedics say they received 10 energy calls from heat overwhelmed people alone. >> they are moving very slowly, but if you're understood beneath one of them you are definitely feeling them right now. see anything around montgomery county now dipping into howard county just south of columbia. they are moving east ward so we could hear something in the baltimore metro area in the next about half hour to one hour. farther south there are more showers. >> thanks. >>> some previous hot weather has sparked a warning. do i ha
: at last check, 12,000 homes were still without power along with 6,000 other homes statewide. >>> maryland natural resources is investigating the death of a man during the storms. douglas smith was riding a jet ski when the storm hit. he and had a friend tried to race back to sandy point park when smith he was found later face down in the water. >>> 44-year-old died after a tree femme on the van she was drived. a 6-year-old was struck by a falling section of a tree in virginia. this tree smashed through a montgomery county home. luckily, no one was hurt. >> there's a person sitting where the tree fell on the couch. it fell right through the roof, it's right down to the floor. it crushed our piano. >> power was cut off to a plant that supplies water. authorses are asking people to curb their water use. >>> after yesterday's severe thunderstorms, it's a whole lot calmer. you're looking at a downtown picture. we have a look at your first forecast. >> the silver lining with the sold front that came through is behind it is much cooler and pleasant weather. look at some of the temperatures now.
storms moving in, maryland's most powerful radar, tracking those storms off to the west right now. these storms down in northern virginia will continue to track further and further into the baltimore area, probably arriving approximately around the 6:00 p.m. hour, 6 or 6:30. this evenings forecast, we are talking 80s. murky, humid conditions and storms moving in out of the west. again, that flash flood watch will continue into the wee hours of the morning, the second line first of which produced heavy rain. more on the outlook tonight, flash flood concerns looking ahead to the much better pattern. >>> kelly. tonight many people are dealing with the storm clean up. take a look at this mess. chelsea carlyle avenue where trees crushed two cars and scattered broken trees. one of those was robert now looking for a way to get around. >>> they make noise because the wind, thunder, lightning was all happening the same time. i didn't hear anything, and i just saw it after it came down. >>> damage we are ported all over our area, baltimore county, bge said it restored power to more than 32,
in maryland. the discovery was made in the linthicum area of anne arundel county. weijia jiang has more. >> reporter: their small size makes them hard to notice. but their bite is impossible to ignore. mosquitoes. and for the first time this summer, researchers found a large pool of them are infected in anne arundel county. >> we've collected several mosquitoes that have shown to be positive for west nile virus. >> reporter: the dnr chief of mosquito control says that means there is a good chance it will soon spread to animals and people statewide, a fifth of whom will develop west nile fever n. 2001, 170 cases in humans have been confirmed, 20 of them fatalities. >> it's a disease that can kill you. and i worry about that for my family. >> reporter: part of protecting is identifying how widespread the virus is. >> reporter: here's how it works. shops like this are set up all across the state. carbon dioxide in this cooler, along with this light attracts the mosquitoes, which all ends up like this. >> reporter: technicians then test for affected locations four times a week. >> i'm just
. >>> and a maryland state trooper is arrested on child pornography charges. the trooper had more than 3000 images in his possession. investigators are concerned he may have exploited victims on the internet and texts. anyone with information, call the unit. tucker is out on $50,000 bail. >>> a man hunt is underway in harford county for the person who shot two people over the weekend and killing one of them. and sick is in the news room -- and vick is in the news room with more. >> reporter: this student was in the parking lot of bel air when she was shot. a short distance away, the police found a 25-year-old man's body. she may have been struck by a stray bullet. she snuck out of the house to go to a party. >>> and bel air has had only two murders in the last 27 years. >>> right now, the search is on for a man who vanished after swimming in a local reservoir. weijia jiang has more. >> reporter: crews have been out here since 9:00 this morning and the search is tricky because of the conditions of the water. early monday morn, multiple teams continued the efforts to locate the body of the young man
's office comes to a head on maryland's eastern shore. governor martin o'malley and its republican challenger, robert eric -- robert ehrlich, tried to win over the annual clam bake at somerset county. adam may is there. he reports from chrisfield. >> reporter: thousands here today. and loads of politicians putting aside the bickering. >> reporter: the crab and clam bake is a lot more than just great food. >> what does it mean to the people who come here. >> it's a big deal. it frankly, should be a state holiday. because everybody is down here. >> crabs or clams? >> i'm looking for crabs. >> reporter: governor o'malley finds himself among mobs of eastern shore supporters. >> coming here to the annual seafood festival is one of the rights of summer. it's great. to be able to be here with the lieutenant governor and so many friends. and we're excited about this campaign. >> reporter: one of the interesting things about this event is how the crowd kind of breaks into groups of caucuses. up here, another republican challenger for governor. and back here, the front runner in the race, bo
to get out and clarify who he s. >> reporter: so far, they are focused on the economy. 52% of marylanders surveyed called it a big issue. >> the fact is, what the governor can do is practically nothing. >> reporter: o'malley leads in the suburbs. ehrlich leads everywhere else. but only by 50% in the suburbs. and it's even closer on shore. we asked each candidate about that at a campaign stop in chrisfield last week. >> governor ehrlich's support is not as strong as previous republicans. is that something you can capitalize on? >> we're campaigning all over the state. every single person is important. >> martin o'malley is not what they want on the shore particularly. we feel really good about the shore, about turnout. people are excited. >> reporter: and police cal ex- - political experts say both of the candidates should be reaching out to those undecided voters and trying to fire up their party bases. the one who tries to do it best will be the likely winner. >> less than 100 days. we'll be on it. stay with wjz for 2010 campaign coverage. for the latest on information, log onto wjz.com.
will continue to climb. >>> another round of scorching high temperatures has maryland baking. >> very hot. very -- it can make you tired. you don't want to go outside. >> i just feel like, i could just collapse, it's so hot out here. >> reporter: uncomfortable and deadly for three more marylanders who recently died from heat-related illnesses. a total of 16 so far this year. most of the victims had underlying medical conditions. but health authorities say no one is immune. >> pay attention to it. the types of conditions to look out for are extreme sweating, nausea. headache. cramping. these are the things that if you're feeling those, respond to them right away. >> not only is it potentially dangerous. the heat is also expensive to deal with. bge says even if you never touch your thermostat in the next few days, your next bill will likely be higher. >> if it's 95 degrees outside, your air conditioning unit is going to work harder to maintain that 78 or 80-degree temperature than it would if it were only 85 degrees outside. >>> with so much usage, power outages are widespread. air conditioning i
on maryland avenue, where they found the victim's blood on a door and on shoes. the victim's wallet, his iphone and several folding and fixed blade knives. back at the memorial, the victim's friend wrote of their love for him, of their pain now, how they'll never forget him, and their desire to make sure justice is served. >>> and another live look here, pit-karen's mom said that she urged him to take a cab. but he loved to walk. she said the voice that she heard that was most aggressive on the phone was the man's voice. reporting live in charles village, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, mike. thank you. >>> wagner did not appear in court today, but remains behind bars at this hour. >>> a popular baltimore hotel remains closed after a pipe burst, forcing an evacuation. a live look from the marriott from sky eye chopper 13. vic is in the newsroom with the latest. >>> the cleanup continues after the water leak forced nearly 1,000 guests at the hotel last night. the hotel was nearly at capacity. it happened on the fourth floor stairwell, and fled the hotel from the fourth f
and muggy weather all over maryland tonight. a live look outside. still lots of clouds lingering after a day of rain showers. wjz is live with first warning weather. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods tracking weather for us. >>> still a few showers around. not a whole lot. a few areas getting even one or two very small thundershowers. a little light rain from newark to elkton. and the galena area. and we found this one little thundershower just along the mason-dixon line, heading down toward manchester, to the east of westminster. and a few light showers from tois towson -- from towson to the jarrettsville area. and one little cell popped up in northern montgomery county. that's headed toward western howard county. we're still not done totally with the rain. most areas will be dry. but until probably 7:00, 8:00, we'll have a few of these showers. speaking of these showers, bernadette woods with a few of the rainfall amounts we've seen. >> just in this last round of rain, not even the one from two nights ago. these are the numbers we're seeing 2.69 inches in towson. columbia, 2 1/2
of course at our studios at 6400 york road. >>> and make sure you tune into good morning maryland at 9:00 tomorrow. jamie costello and megan pringle will be at the build site live for the entire show. for the latest, head to our website, abc2news.com. click on our special extreme makeover page on the home page. >>> school hasn't started, but class is back in session for retailers. we'll tell you how consumer trends are teaching stores valuable lessons about one of the biggest spending events of the year. and teens found a new way to show off what they plan to wear. how one retailer is trying to cash in on that trend. >> abc2 works for the community. a proud partner with the salvation army. >>> in tonight's consumer alert, your kids may not be ready for back to school season, but trust me, retailers are. it's among the biggest spending events of the year, ranking with the winter holiday. and karen explains. >> almost time to hit the books and that means time to hit the mall. from pencils to backpacks, to laptops to new clothes, back to school spending really adds up. >> the back to s
with ties to maryland was killed in that terrorist attack in uganda. wjz is live and tonight kai jackson spoke with a colleague. >> reporter: a uganda resident in baltimore is mourning the loss of a colleague. steven okeria worked for john hopkins hospital. friends and colleagues say his violent death is a stark contrast to the life of service that he lived. these are pictures of the funeral service wednesday. he was killed as people were watching the world cup finals. >> the bomb went off, and steven, unfortunately where he was sitting took much of the blow. steven was very committed to his work. >> reporter: okeria worked in uganda he was working on a project to help the victims of aids and other diseases. and locals say it's troubling that a man trying to help others was killed. >> so steven was out there helping an activity that will help improve people's lives and the reverse rather he lost his life. >> reporter: emily curstetter was severely injured. delaware native was the only american killed. >> i have talked to the various people, i feel the pain. we feel the loss, i know i hav
storms, severe weather moves through maryland leaving destruction in its wake. >>> good evening, thanks for joining us. i'm adam may, that's what people are talking about tonight. we begin with all this information on severe weather. a woman has been crushed by a fallen tree. right now tens of thousands of people are actually without power. here is some video just into the eyewitness newsroom. this is down from the dc suburbs of montgomery county and prince george's county where you can see monstrous trees collapse tonight. bernadette woods will have a closer look at the path of that storm, but let's begin with derrek valcourt and a view of all the damage. >> reporter: in some cases those storms rolled through in just a couple of minutes, but that was enough to do damage and kill a woman. >> i was told that the tree fell down as the car was coming through. two people were in the car. >> reporter: the storm caught some of the worse damage in the washington dc suburbs, from bethesda to chevy chase. >> i looked out the window, it was a dark gray horizontal movement of green and gray. >> r
banks in damascus, maryland this morning. the first robbery happened at a pnc bank along middle brook road. the sec ronry occurred only minutes later at a pnc on ridge road. right now there's no word on the suspect's condition. we're following the story, and we will bring you more information when it becomes available. of course you can always go to our website to get up-to-date information. >>> mandatory water restrictions have been lifted for wssc customers in prince georges and montgomery counties. our 9 news reporter kristin fisher has the latest information on the water main in potomac, maryland that caused all of these complications over the 4th of july weekend. >> after six days of these mandatory water restrictions, this massive water main is now back in service and those restrictions have now been lifted for nearly 2 million people in prince georges and montgomery counties. remember the massive water main burst on river road nearly two years ago, wssc says that could have happened here were it not for a high-tech early warning system. the alarm sounded this pipe was failing.
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